Using resistors, a power supply, and a digital multimeter, students investigate and discover the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. They will take several data points, graph their data and formulate an equation based on the
This is a simple lab that allows students to discover the acceleration due to gravity by dropping a ping pong ball and a tennis ball. Students hypothesize which ball will accelerate faster due to gravity and then using the acceleration displacement
A simpler version of the graph matching lab from LabQuest and Motion Detector. Student make predictions on what graphs look like for various forms of motion as a pre-lab. After the pre-lab, students test out their predictions. Lastly, students use
Students investigate which properties of a pendulum affect the period of the pendulum the most - mass, length, and drop height. After finishing data collection, students make an argument about which quantity affects the pendulum the most and why.
This is a great first class activity for physics. Students measure circumferences and diameters of various objects and graph their data to model the relationship between the two quantities. It serves to help you observe your new students' laboratory
Students investigate the physics of a toy popper by analyzing the elastic potential energy. Students will measure the height of the toy popper and then use conservation of energy to determine the spring constant of the toy popper. Students then